Last week, we did a live twitter chat in association with Moxie Media for their #futureisfemale series with cupcake goddess, Le15 Patisserie’s Pooja Dhingra and eStylista and chef, Maunika Govardhan. 

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What are your favourite food blogs, the ones you follow regularly?

First up, my favourites are David Lebovitz, blogger, author and pastry chef @davidlebovitz. Next up is food blogger, stylist and photographer @cannallevanille. I’ve got a big girl crush on Rachel Khoo, of the Little Paris Kitchen fame @rkhooks. Love Smitten Kitchen @smittenkitchen too.

What makes a good baker?

A good baker needs to be patient, persistent and consistent.

Indian blogs you definitely follow?

@Finelychopped and @purplefoodie are my favourites along with @cookinacurry!

What are your favourite apps and filters with which you take those drool-worthy food pictures?

Most of my pictures are spontaneous. I love my Instagram filters and Amaro is a big favourite!

Which are the Instagram accounts you follow for your daily baking inspiration?

My favourite Instagram accounts for delectable food pictures are @davidlebovitz, @1NS1A, @Purvamehra @RoshniBajaj and @passionforbaking

It’s always hard to keep a proper beauty/fitness regime being a chef. What’s your top tip?

There is no time for fitness once you’re a chef but I do try to dance or run every day and well, drink lots of water!

What goes on in your mind when you formulate a new recipe?

I usually think of various combinations and textures. I try to think of flavours that I love and things that stir some memories.

What’s your style, in and out of the kitchen?

My style is easy, simple and no fuss, I am always in black :)

As a busy businesswoman, which essentials do you keep in your handbag?

I always carry my iPhone, iPad, charger (I’m always out of battery!), notepad and pencils. Oh and emergency chocolate :)

What is your favorite dessert/ confectionary/ or maybe comfort food?

I like anything with dark chocolate and caramel! I am also a big fan of passion fruit.

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